@claudius I'm not sure I would say that it's easier to fix MacOS or Windows by yourself if it breaks down. At least if "fixing" means something else than reinstalling the operating system. But probably we have different expectations.
@claudius @aral I installed Ubuntu for 3 people who didn't use computers before (no prior MacOS or Windows knowledge) Two children and one senior citizen. That was 3-5 years ago. One of the youngsters sometimes whines because he can't install some windows only application. The other two only use the browser. I set up automatic updates and they all seem to be able to use the computer for what they want to without me holding any hands.
I think it's possible already for normal people to use Linux.
@dudenas A tip for you would be that all configuration is stored in dot-files in your home directory and this is true across all distributions and front ends. If you find a way of synchronizing them between your computers it should solve most of your problems. I'm only doing it with some specific ones which are particularly difficult to set up like my Emacs installation: https://github.com/jeena/emacs.d
@ajroach42 Ah I see, hm hm then it's not as easily solved as I assumed (obviously, because then you'd probably found that solution already). I wish you good luck so it doesn't completely overwhelm you.
@ajroach42 Why don't you make the prices higher? This way the demand will go down but you still get in more money?
@nextcloud Man this is very tempting, but I had to sign a 2 year contract to be able to stay in Korea where my girlfriend lives. If not for that I would have applied.
@fnt haha, yeah, but to be honest the installation is the biggest challenge, afterwards it's very easy to use
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